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I LOOK TO THE SKY AND ONLY SEE DUSK.
DUSK IN THE DAY,
THE NIGHT,
AND THE MORNING.
THE SKY READS TO ME,
BUT PRONOUNCES UNFAMILIAR WORDS.
ITS THE spirit OF THE LAND, BUT I DON'T UNDERSTAND,
BECAUSE MY TEACHERS WERE NOT TAUGHT.

My work interrogates our societies ideals and how they reside in a world seemingly content with environmental disconnect. I frame the natural world as an irreplaceable subject, focusing specifically on the development of land and the implications on our future. The intent to recreate the physicality of space in my sculptures and installations stems from my rural, underprivileged background as I grew up in the countryside, disconnected from much of modern technology. This allowed for immersion in the world and the ability to explore and appreciate land untouched by man. This background elaborates my advocacy for sustainably sourced and reclaimed materials, additionally questioning consumerism's detriment of resources. 

I question the role of art as a medium for understanding and developing a respect for nature and becoming aware of space. Recognising the explosion of art and galleries in developed cities compared to rural locations, I explore the separations and alliances of art. This is conceptualized by means of separation and contrasting spaces. I am fascinated with polarizing forces such as inside vs outside and past vs future. 

I began my background in woodworking, creating large-scale chainsaw carvings around the northeast from the age of fifteen. This taught me about sustainability, now only producing carvings from fallen trees mostly with electric saws. I quickly expanded into other mediums, still incorporating many of the skills learned early on. Much of my work today takes the form of manipulated wood, casted and welded metal, etched glass, and salvaged objects. I also incorporate light as a way to create shadows, a reminder of false ideals and memories. With my materials and processes, I demonstrate a cohesive dialogue between structure and fragility, history and anticipation, wildness and order. I am in the beginning stages of exploring the potential that technology, including AI, has in my work and incorporating these modern storytelling capabilities to reference our dynamic development. I produce art as a visual experience to facilitate a discussion of community and a response to this change over time.
 

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